Aesthetically and functionally satisfying reconstruction of an Achilles tendon and overlying skin defect in a 15 year old girl: A case report

Paul Wurzer, Robert Eberl, Lars Peter Kamolz, Daryousch Parvizi, Thomas Rappl, Stephan Spendel

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Abstract

Achilles tendon and overlying soft tissue reconstruction presents an interdisciplinary challenge. In the literature many possible procedures are described, but each reconstruction in this region has its specific demands. Single stage reconstruction is normally pursued, but it is not always the best procedure for the patient, either aesthetically or functionally. We present a case of a 15 year old girl who suffered a soft tissue defect of 10 cm x 6 cm in size at the area of the Achilles tendon due to a contact burn by an exhaust pipe during a motorcycle accident. For this case, reconstruction of the soft tissue defect using a free temporoparietal fascial flap (TPFF) and a full-thickness skin autograft was the best means to provide a satisfying result for both the patient and the surgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e3
JournalBurns
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Achilles tendon
  • Free temporoparietal fascial flap
  • Skin defect
  • Soft tissue reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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